‘There’s absolutely no logic to putting an Irish 16-year-old in a foreign set-up without the support structure of his family around him’

Mar 04, 15 ‘There’s absolutely no logic to putting an Irish 16-year-old in a foreign set-up without the support structure of his family around him’

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Part three of the special www.independent.ie series about players who have experienced the whirlwind of football, the highs and lows, and where their career eventually took them, inside or outside of the game. This week, John Fallon talks to Laois gaelic footballer and former Celtic soccer player Paul Cahillane What he considered...

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Contracts & Stress in Football

Jul 09, 14 Contracts & Stress in Football

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Contracts & Stress All players get nervous round about contract time. Below are some facts and figures about contracts, transfers and some of the effects negotiations may have on players anxiously waiting to find out their future. Facts about Football Contracts and Transfers Players can move an unlimited number times in their...

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Change & Anxiety

Jul 08, 14 Change & Anxiety

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How Change May Affect You Change and the arrival of a new boss makes everyone anxious You will wonder if the manager will change the team / will want to buy or sell anyone / have a different management style There is anxiety in the team because the future is unknown and what is unknown can make us anxious The stakes are raised in...

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You know that feeling of loneliness? Athletes definitely do

Apr 15, 14 You know that feeling of loneliness? Athletes definitely do

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Do you know the sneaky little gremlin feeling…loneliness? Athletes definitely do. By Australian Professional Squash Athlete Tamika Saxby As busy as we are with training there’s also a lot of down time. Rest and recovery is all part of training schedule especially over the weekends. Occasionally you realise that in your moments of...

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STUDY: Mental Illness in Professional Football

Apr 03, 14 STUDY: Mental Illness in Professional Football

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FIFPro, the World Footballers’ Association, announced results of an international study revealing the extent of Mental Illness in Professional Football. More than 300 current and former professional players and six national unions participated. The following summary is divided in five parts: 1) background and objective of the...

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The Pro Athlete’s Anxiety Relief

Feb 17, 14 The Pro Athlete’s Anxiety Relief

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How pro athletes deal with anxiety It’s hard for Royce White to convince people he’s freaked out. On the court, the Houston Rockets’ top draft pick, a 6-foot-8 power forward, is a proven scorer and strong rebounder. But off court, White suffers ceaseless anxiety. He’s afraid to fly (in fact, he cut a deal...

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